2021 Annual Institute - VIRTUAL

Advocacy in Community/Public Health Nursing Policy, Education, and Research.   

June 10-12, 2021

The 2021 ACHNE Annual Institute is going virtual! Building off the success of the 2020 Virtual Institute, the Program Committee is excited to dive into exploring innovative ways to bring members together online.  Updates will be posted as they become available.

As always, attendees with questions are welcome to contact us at ACHNE@meinet.com  


Call for Presentation Abstracts - Closed

Deadline: December 4, 2020, 11:59 PM ET

The ACHNE Program Committee will notify applicants regarding the status of their proposals by January 31, 2021If accepted for presentation, the presenting author(s) agree to present their proposal at the ACHNE Annual Institute on June 10-12, 2021.  Presenting authors must be members of ACHNE and registered for the 2021 Annual Meeting at the time of presentation.


Call for Student ePoster Abstracts 

Deadline: February 12, 2021, 11:59 PM ET

Apply here

Student Abstracts will be accepted for ePosters only.  Be sure to click "Add Student ePoster" once you have logged into the abstract management system.

ePoster presentations will be created and accessed using Learning Toolbox again for 2021. Directions for creating e-posters will be sent to authors whose abstracts are accepted for poster presentations.  Authors will be expected to attend a live question and answer session at a date to be determined.  

Student abstracts are limited to 250 words.  Submissions must list up to three (3) measurable, educational objectives for your presentation, using only one (1) verb per objective.  Authors will also need to identify which conference objective(s) the abstract addresses and classify the focus of the abstract as Education, Practice, Research, Health Policy, or Other.  Authors must also provide a list of references within a five-year time limit. Objectives and References are not included in the abstract word count.  The lead author will enter the names, degrees, credentials, and institutional affiliations for each additional author.  All presenters are required to complete a Conflict of Interest form.  This information is required by our CE provider and must be provided in order to submit an abstract.  (Click here to download the Conflict of Interest form)

Abstracts undergo a blinded, peer-review process. Abstracts will be reviewed and scored [0=not apparent, 1-weak, 2=moderate, 3-strong] on each of the following criteria:

  • Relevance to conference theme and objectives
  • Significance to community health nursing education and practice (Of interest to our audience? Implications stated or suggested?)
  • Quality of description of subject matter (Well written and organized? Style and appearance adequate?)
  • Clarity and cohesiveness of abstract (Rationale sound? Conclusions logical?)
  • Creativity of approach / Originality of subject (Novelty of concept or application?)
  • Relevance to the conference theme (Developing and Supporting Leadership)

 Apply here

The deadline for these submissions is February 12, 2021. 

The ACHNE Program Committee will notify applicants regarding the status of their proposals by March 31, 2021If accepted for presentation, the presenting author(s) agree to present their proposal at the ACHNE Annual Institute on June 10-12, 2021.  Presenting authors must be members of ACHNE and registered for the 2021 Annual Meeting at the time of presentation.


Purpose

To provide a scholarly institute whereby community health nursing educators will collaborate and present their accomplishments; share strategies towards building a culture of health; promote health equity, and aim for community wellbeing as a vision for Healthy People 2030.

Intended Audience

Public health nurses, public health and community health nursing educators, public health leaders, and students and partners interested in public health, health equity, populations health, and other public health issues.

Conference Objectives

  1. Explore the role of the nurse as a change agent in creating systems that bridge the delivery of health care and social needs care in the community.
  2. Enhance advocacy skills for populations through innovative educational models or programs.
  3. Discuss implications and potential impacts of current and emerging public health policies and programs on population health.
  4. Explore use of technology in advocating for policy change.
  5. Identify research needed to identify or develop effective nursing practices for eliminating gaps and disparities in health care.
  6. Identify strategies for developing systems-based practices that influence policies which impact communities and populations.  

Continuing Education

This continuing nursing education activity will be reviewed by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.